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Ashcroft, Michael A.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 2,226 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Film adaptations  Biographies  Drama  Filmed plays  Historical films  Biographical films  Anecdotes  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael A Ashcroft
 
Most widely held works by Michael A Ashcroft
Special forces heroes : extraordinary true stories of daring and valour by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of forty heroes, all awarded bravery medals for their conduct during special forces missions over the last 150 years. Often covert hit-and-run operations involving very small numbers of highly skilled men, those who partake in these missions know that their goals involve a high level of risk
Call me Dave : the unauthorised biography of David Cameron by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a decade as Conservative Party leader, David Cameron remains an enigma to those outside his tight-knit inner circle. This authoritative biography of Britain's youngest Prime Minister for nearly 200 years provides a fascinating insight into the man only those closest to him know. Based on hundreds of interviews, with everyone from Westminster insiders to intimate friends, this book reveals the real David Cameron. What are his greatest strengths and his biggest weaknesses? How did he reach the top, first in the party and then as the leader of the UK's first coalition government since the Second World War? How did he deal with everything from political triumph to personal tragedy? This unauthorised biography answers all these questions and more. From Eton to Oxford, through gap-year adventures in Russia to his early days as a party apparatchik and his stint as a PR man, the book scrutinises Cameron's journey to the premiership - and his record as the most powerful man in the land. Co-authored by Lord Ashcroft, the former deputy chairman of the Tory Party and respected pollster, and Isabel Oakeshott, the award-winning political journalist, this is unquestionably the most hotly anticipated political book of the year
Victoria Cross heroes by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victoria Cross heroes" tells the stories of over 150 individuals whose bravery has earnt them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prestigious medal for courage in action
Heroes of the skies by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the gripping tales of derring-do of eighty men rewarded for their bravery in skies in the First World War, Second World War and beyond
Henry V( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry IV is dead and Hal is king. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country" -- from case
Well, you did ask : why the UK voted to leave the EU by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union shocked the world – not to mention many people in Britain. What it revealed about our country is at least as significant for the future of politics as Brexit itself. Drawing on more than two years of intensive research by Lord Ashcroft Polls, Well, You Did Ask… explains how voters came to make the most momentous political decision of our time – how they saw the choice before them, what they made of the campaign, its personalities, claims and counterclaims – and why they ultimately chose to take the UK out of the EU. As the country sets about negotiating a new relationship with Europe, it also offers a colourful and revealing look at what our continental neighbours think about Britain and the British. To think clearly about what the referendum result means, we first need to understand how it came about. The answers are in this book.--
Special forces heroes by Michael A Ashcroft( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinated by bravery ever since he was a boy, Lord Ashcroft here looks at the courage of Britain's Special Forces. He tells the stories that lie behind more than 40 medals
Extraordinary true stories of daring and valour by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow up to Headline's 2006 bestseller, VICTORIA CROSS HEROES
VC : men of valor by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay me forty quid and I'll tell you : the 2015 election campaign through the eyes of the voters by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My fight with Wapping and New Labour by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority verdict : the Conservative Party, the voters, and the 2010 election by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his unique perspective as the man responsible for the party's target seats and polling, the 132-page book gives Lord Ashcroft's view of the Conservatives' progress since their third defeat in 2005, the reasons for the party's failure to win an overall majority in 2010, and David Cameron's decision to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Minority Verdict follows Lord Ashcroft's influential analysis of the 2005 election campaign, Smell the Coffee: A wake-up call for the Conservative Party, which called for the party to modernise and re-engage with voters having come to be seen as untrustworthy and out of touch. Lord Ashcroft said: "There has been speculation as to my view of the Party's performance in the election, and of David Cameron's subsequent decision to forge a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. By putting an end to speculation, Minority Verdict sets the record straight. This is a record of what I really thought at the time, and what I think now. And if there is to be a public debate about this subject, Minority Verdict represents my first and only contribution to it. I do not intend to comment beyond what is contained within its pages."
Incredible true stories of bravery beyond the battlefield by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest in Lord Ashcroft's bestselling 'heroes' series tells the stories of all 159 recipients of the George Cross since 1940
Hopes and fears : Trump, Clinton, the voters and the future by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Cross heroes by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria Cross Heroes Volume II tells the true, action-packed stories behind more than fifty awards of the VC, Britain and the Commonwealth's most prestigious gallantry medal for courage in the face of the enemy. The book will give extraordinary accounts of the bravery behind the newest additions to Lord Ashcroft's VC collection - those decorations purchased in the last decade. It is the follow-up to the best-selling Victoria Cross Heroes, first published in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Cross. Courageous soldiers, sailors and airmen will all feature in the new book. Lord Ashcroft, who has had a fascination with bravery since he was a young boy, now owns approaching 200 VCs, by far the largest collection of its kind in the world. The stories will span from the Crimean War, which led to the creation of the VC by Queen Victoria in 1856, to the Second World War. Other major wars that will be covered include the First World War (1914-1918), the Second Boer War (1899-1902) and the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858). The author believes that inspirational brave deeds should be championed and never forgotten
The lost majority : the 2017 election, the Conservative Party, the voters and the future by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2017 general election was supposed to be a walkover for the Conservative Party - but the voters had other ideas. In 'The Lost Majority', Lord Ashcroft draws on his unique research to explain why the thumping victory the Tories expected never happened. His findings reveal what real voters made of the campaign, why Britain refused Theresa May's appeal for a clear mandate to negotiate Brexit and where the party now stands after more than a decade of "modernization". And, critically, Ashcroft examines the challenges the Tories face in building a winning coalition when 13 million votes is no longer enough for outright victory--
Dirty politics, dirty times : my fight with Wapping and New Labour by Michael A Ashcroft( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a newly revised and updated paperback edition of the former Conservative Party Treasurer's personal account of his battle over unsubstantiated claims concerning his business affairs which culminated in a libel action against "The Times" newspaper. The book reveals the dirty tricks that were used to destabilise the Conservative Party, including the newspaper's alleged bribery of US government officials, and the abuse of parliamentary privileges by New Labour MPs. This is Lord Ashcroft's compelling account of the attacks on his reputation by New Labour spin-doctors out to slander the Con
The armed forces and society : the military in Britain through the eyes of service personnel, employers and the public by Michael A Ashcroft( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is an appropriate time to take stock of our relationship with our Armed Forces and the men and women who serve in them. How do we in Britain see our military? Do we think Service personnel, and former personnel, get the recognition we believe they deserve? What is the perspective of those currently serving in the Forces, and those who have recently done so? What impressions do employers have of the kind of person they would be taking on if they hired someone leaving the Services? To explore these questions I have conducted a unique independent survey of military personnel, together with focus groups of members of the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Research was also carried out among former Service personnel, the general public, and those responsible for recruitment in small and medium sized businesses (which provide the bulk of jobs). Further focus groups among personnel in the US Armed Services and a poll of the American public have offered an instructive comparison for the way public support can find tangible expression
 
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Alternative Names
Ashcroft Lord

Ashcroft, Michael

Ashcroft, Michael 1946-

Ashcroft, Michael Anthony 1946-

Ashcroft, Michael (Michael Anthony)

Ashcroft of Chichester, Michael Anthony 1946- Baron

Ashcroft of Chichester, Michael Anthony Baron 1946-

Michael Ashcroft

Michael Ashcroft, Baron Ashcroft britischer Geschäftsmann und Politiker

Michael Ashcroft, Baron Ashcroft Brits politicus

Michael Ashcroft, Baron Ashcroft homme politique bélizien

Michael Ashcroft, Baron Ashcroft político beliceño

Μάικλ Άσκροφτ, Βαρώνος Άσκροφτ

マイケル・アシュクロフト

迈克尔·阿什克罗夫特

麥可·艾斯考夫特勳爵

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Victoria Cross heroesExtraordinary true stories of daring and valourVC : men of valorMy fight with Wapping and New LabourMinority verdict : the Conservative Party, the voters, and the 2010 electionIncredible true stories of bravery beyond the battlefieldDirty politics, dirty times : my fight with Wapping and New Labour